Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message, “Broken and Poured Out,” at Eastbrook Church this past weekend. This continues our series, “Journey to the Cross,” which is the fourth part of our walk through the Gospel of Mark.
- This week, we continue our journey to the cross by looking at Mark 14:12-26. Whether you are alone or with a small group, read these verses out loud. Ask God to speak to you as you continue the study.
- Jesus is moving from Bethany back to the city of Jerusalem for the Passover meal, a distance of about one and a half to two miles. From this point forward, Jesus will face great conflict and difficulty, but first He has some settled time with His disciples. What do you think the atmosphere or tone would be in the upper room where they are gathering?
- The background for this section of Scripture is the Passover meal. Take a look at Exodus 12 for further background in order to help your understanding.
- The disciples know they are gathering for a Passover meal. How do you think the words Jesus speaks to them about the bread and the cup would seem to them? Would it be surprising?
- Jesus words’ about His body and blood tie in with so many portions of Scripture. Look at some or all of these verses and consider their significance for Jesus: Exodus 24:8; Isaiah 53:12; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Zechariah 9:11.
- What does Jesus’ sacrifice mean to you? How will you respond to Jesus’ dramatic sacrifice as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world?
- What is one thing you have learned in this study? How will you put that into practice in your life this week? Write some of these things down. If you are in a small group, discuss this together.